Doha Round taboo broken at the Group of 20 Cannes Summit

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jan 3, 2012

Doha Round taboo broken at the Group of 20 Cannes Summit

The breaking of the taboo around the conclusion of the Doha Development Agenda at the WTO might have been the most striking trade conclusion to come up of the Group of 20 Leaders Summit in the city of Cannes, France, last November. This article, the last in a series of three articles on the Cannes Summit, analyzes the outcomes on trade and other issues on the agenda of the G20 Development Working Group.

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Center of Concern | Fri, Dec 16, 2011

Further Evaluations of the Durban Climate Change Conference



Following the conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference of COP 17 & CMP 7 in Durban, South Africa, and as part of our Spotlight Durban series, Triple Crisis recommends the following analyses on the package of decisions adopted at Durban and what they mean for the Kyoto Protocol and the 2020 successor agreement.



Engaging Faith | Tue, Dec 13, 2011

Attention Politicians: Letter from U.S. Hispanic Bishops

"We the undersigned Hispanic/Latino Bishops of the United States wish to let those of you who lack proper authorization to live and work in our country know that you are not alone, or forgotten. . . . We open our arms and hearts to you, and we receive you as members of our Catholic family.  As pastors we direct these words to you from the depths of our heart."  Read the full text of the Bishops' letters in English or Spanish here.

In a related event, ten communities of religious sisters sponsored the billboard pictured here in Iowa.  Read more.

Integral Ecology | Tue, Dec 13, 2011

The Youth Challenge


Dec 9th – A young woman from Canada, Anjali Appadurai, shook the UN Assembly with one of the most beautiful, impassioned speeches we've ever heard—and followed it with the first ever human "mic check" on the UN stage. Anjali spoke eloquently and powerfully for her generation. It's a voice we'll be doing all we can to back up in the months and years ahead.  Watch her speech here.


Center of Concern | Mon, Dec 12, 2011

Assessments of Durban Climate Change Conference

Three reports and evaluations of the Climate Change negotiations in Durban, South Africa writes: "There is a story of hope from Durban—it's the story of the youth and their allies who refused to remain silent... "  Read their report.

Martin Kohr comments: "In the end, Durban may be remembered for phasing out climate change frameworks based on equity ..."  Read his commentary Spotlight Durban.

CAFOD, the Catholic Overseas Development Agency: "Durban climate talks end with insulting deal for world's poorest people!"  Read the full analysis here.